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Condoleezza Rice

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Professor, Political Economy
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Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy
Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution
Professor of Political Science, School of Humanities and Sciences
Denning Director for the Center for Global Business and the Economy
Academic Area: 
Political Economy

Bio

Condoleezza Rice is currently the Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy at the Graduate School of Business; the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution; and a professor of Political Science at Stanford University. She is also a founding partner of RiceHadleyGates LLC.

From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post. Rice also served as President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor) from January 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.

Rice served as Stanford University’s Provost from 1993-1999, during which she was the institution’s chief budget and academic officer. As Provost, she was responsible for a $1.5 billion annual budget and the academic program involving 1,400 faculty members and 14,000 students. In 1997, she also served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender — Integrated Training in the Military.

From 1989 through March 1991, Rice served on President George H. W. Bush’s National Security Council staff. She served as Director; Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs; and, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, Rice also served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As professor of Political Science, Rice has been on the Stanford faculty since 1981 and has won two of the highest teaching honors — the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

She has authored and co-authored numerous books, including two bestsellers, No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington (2011) and Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family (2010); Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft (1995) with Philip Zelikow; The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin; and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984)

In 1991, Rice co-founded the Center for a New Generation, an innovative, after-school academic enrichment program for students in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California. In 1996, CNG merged with the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula (an affiliate club of the Boys and Girls Club of America) of which she remains actively involved in today.

Rice currently serves on the boards of KiOR, a renewable fuels company; C3, an energy software company; and Makena Capital, a private endowment firm. In addition, she is a member of the boards of the George W. Bush Institute, the Commonwealth Club, the Aspen Institute, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Previously, Rice has also served on various additional boards, for example: the Chevron Corporation; the Charles Schwab Corporation; the Transamerica Corporation; the University of Notre Dame; and, the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Denver; her master’s from the University of Notre Dame; and her Ph.D. from the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Rice is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been awarded ten honorary doctorates. She currently resides in Stanford, California.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, 1981
  • MA, University of Notre Dame, 1975
  • BA, University of Denver, 1974.

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 1981
  • Provost, Stanford University, 1993-1999
  • Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, 1999-2001 and 1991-1993

Professional Experience

  • 66th Secretary of State of the United States, 2005-2009
  • President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (National Security Advisor), 2001-2005
  • Director on President George H.W. Bush's National Security Council staff, Senior Director of Soviet and East European Affairs, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1989-1991
  • Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1986
  • Served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military, 1997

Awards and Honors

  • School of Humanities and Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University, 1993
  • Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University, 1984

Publications

Books

Condoleezza Rice Random House, November 1, 2011.
Condoleezza Rice New York: Crown Archetype, 2010.
Condoleezza Rice, Philip Zelikow Harvard University Press, 1995.
Condoleezza Rice, Alexander Dallin Stanford Alumni Association, 1986.
Condoleezza Rice Princeton University Press, 1984.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

Need approval from sponsoring faculty member and GSB Registrar.

Doctoral Practicum in Teaching

Doctoral Practicum in Research

In a globalized world, managers and investors are increasingly realizing that politics matter as much as economic fundamentals. Micro-level decisions made by local politicians in Brazil or India, national-level strategies of countries like China...

2013-14

The economies of the world are ever more closely linked. Record levels of international trade and investment are achieved every year. Cross-border mergers and acquisitions are booming. The foreign exchange markets handle trillions of dollars of...

In a globalized world, managers and investors are increasingly realizing that politics matter as much as economic fundamentals. Micro-level decisions made by local politicians in Brazil or India, national-level strategies of countries like China...

Stanford Case Studies

Burma Telecom | IB107
Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart, Jessica Renier2014
Engyn in Iraq: Choosing Between Baghdad and Erbil | IB102
Charles Nicas, Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart2012
Political Risk in the Kaesong Industrial Complex | IB103
Torey McMurdo, Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart2012
San Leon Energy, Hydraulic Fracturing in Poland | IB101
Astasia Myers, Condoleezza Rice, Amy Zegart2012
Sanctioning Iran | P75
Cameron Bell, Theo Milonopoulos, Charles Nicas, Condoleezza Rice, Daniel Slate2011
Gazprom and the E.U. | GS72
Condoleezza Rice, William Barnett, Cameron Bell2009
The Dubai Ports Controversy | GS73
Condoleezza Rice, William Barnett, Cecilia Hyunjung Mo2009

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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    Faculty Director, Center for Global Business and the Economy

Service to the Profession

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

In the Media

NFL Communications, November 22, 2012
Forty NFL players will participate in a career transition program coordinated by Stanford GSB Executive Education.
Stanford Report, June 24, 2012
At Stanford, Turkey's President Gül praises innovation's link to freedom.